TO SURVIVE TROUBLED TIMES:  Pray (Speak up) ... Prepare (Stock up) ...  Trust God (Lighten up) ... Give thanks (Look up) ... Never fear (Grow up)
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Spring Forward

In the Pacific Northwest we know it’s spring because the rain is warmer. Against our year-‘round curtains of elegant evergreens, late March delights us with an explosion of colors. Japanese cherry trees arrive in fresh whites, pinks and blues. Daffodils yawn skyward, hoisting their golden crowns. Luscious, lavender lilacs chime in.  Acres of multi-hued tulips blossom in such abundance that their bulbs are sold to Holland!

It seems our Creator has entered our darkened bedroom, roused us and threw open the curtains to reveal a sun-spangled, new day, yawning at wide-eyed possibilities.  

How can there not be a divine Designer behind the seamlessly choreographed change of seasons!  When faced with taming the chaos in your life, glance at Solomon’s reminder: “Everything in this world happens when God chooses.”

If we can trust Him to keep the galaxies on time, which elements of your world would you consider leaving in His care?

“I waited patiently for the Lord's help;
    then He listened to me and heard my cry.
He pulled me out of a dangerous pit,
    out of the deadly quicksand.
He set me safely on a rock
    and made me secure.
He taught me to sing a new song,
    a song of praise to our God.
Many who see this will take warning
   and put their trust in Him.

Psalm 40:1-3